Munich - Der Klassiker between FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund lived up to all expectations on Sunday evening, providing a thrilling spectacle for fans across the globe.
And as has so often been the case when these sides have taken to the field, a number of records were broken over the 90 minutes. bundesliga.com highlights the best of them…
- Bayern frontman Robert Lewandowski now has 12 Bundesliga goals this season. Only two other players in the league’s history have scored as many after just eight games: Gerd Müller (for Bayern in 1968/69) and Christian Müller (for 1. FC Köln in 1964/65).
- Lewandowski has struck nine Bundesliga goals in the last three successive league matches – something nobody has ever achieved before.
- Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang extended his scoring streak to ten consecutive Bundesliga games (stretching back to last season). Klaus Allofs is the only other player to have had such a run, doing so back in 1984.
- For the first time in Bundesliga history, two players are already in double figures in the goalscoring charts after Matchday 8 (Lewandowski and Aubameyang).
- Bayern have won the last 42 Bundesliga games in which Thomas Müller (pictured, r.) has scored – a new league record.
- Pep Guardiola’s charges have scored 20 goals at home already this season, equalling the record set by Borussia Mönchengladbach after eight rounds of matches in 1984/85. Bayern’s total of 28 so far in 2015/16 is the second-highest tally ever at this stage of a campaign – bettered only by the 1976/77 Bayern vintage.
- No Bundesliga leader has ever had a seven-point advantage over the second-placed side at this stage of the season.
- The only other time a team won the first eight league matches in a Bundesliga season was Jupp Heynckes’ treble-winning 2012/13 crop. Back then, as now, their goal difference was +24.